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Carlson Asked Unexpected Person for Favor for His Son

'Washington Post' confirms emails from Fox host asking Hunter Biden for letter of recommendation to Georgetown

(Newser) - Late last year, reports began surfacing about an unconfirmed, eyebrow-raising email exchange between Hunter Biden and Fox host Tucker Carlson, who now regularly skewers the president's son on his program. The emails—originally leaked online by pro-Trump attorney Lin Wood after being found on a laptop said to have...

Tucker Carlson Addresses Alleged Gunman's Screed
Tucker Carlson Addresses
Alleged Gunman's Screed
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Tucker Carlson Addresses Alleged Gunman's Screed

Fox host distances self from 'diseased' suspect as critics pile on over 'replacement theory'

(Newser) - Tucker Carlson addressed the Buffalo mass shooting Monday night, asserting that his critics are off base in connecting views put forth on his Fox show to the suspected gunman. The alleged shooter wrote of "replacement theory" in a 180-page racist screed, and Carlson has frequently raised the subject in...

New York Times Digs Deep Into Tucker Carlson's World

Three-part series explores how he came to create what 'may be the most racist show in the history of cable news'

(Newser) - The New York Times has given Tucker Carlson plenty to vent about on his Fox show. The newspaper is out with a three-part deep dive into Carlson's life and career. As you might expect, it is not exactly flattering, and the main headline gets to the point: "How...

Tucker Carlson Drawing Comparisons to Gwyneth
Tucker Carlson Drawing
Comparisons to Gwyneth
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Tucker Carlson Drawing Comparisons to Gwyneth

He's put 'testicle tanning' in the spotlight

(Newser) - There's just no avoiding the phrase "testicle tanning" this week, and credit/blame goes to Tucker Carlson of Fox News. The details:
  • The clip: As Mediaite reports, all this stems from the new episode of Tucker Carlson Originals, in which he interviews an advocate of the idea that men
...

Wallace: It Wasn't Opinions That Drove Me From Fox

Anchor says truth vs. fiction was an issue after Trump loss

(Newser) - Things changed at Fox News after Donald Trump lost the presidential election to Joe Biden, Chris Wallace said. "Before, I found it was an environment in which I could do my job and feel good about my involvement at Fox," he said. "And since November of 2020,...

Kid Rock: 'I'm Uncancelable'
Kid Rock: Trump Asked
Me About North Korea
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Kid Rock: Trump Asked Me About North Korea

The singer says he stayed in his lane, however

(Newser) - Update: Kid Rock's full interview with Tucker Carlson aired Monday night, and the singer said then-President Trump once asked for some foreign policy advice, per the Guardian . When Kid Rock was visiting the White House, he said Trump asked, "'What do you think we should do about...

Jon Stewart Has Thoughts on Tucker Carlson

Ex-'Daily Show' host calls him 'dishonest propagandist,' also rips into Rupert Murdoch

(Newser) - Tucker Carlson has been attracting attention of late with seemingly supportive comments on Russian President Vladimir Putin, who's been decried by much of the world for the war he's waging in Ukraine . The Fox News host has since walked his remarks back a bit, but that didn't...

Tucker Carlson Changes His Tune on Putin

Also, Matt Taibbi apologizes to readers for an incorrect assessment

(Newser) - Tucker Carlson is now adopting a much different tone on Vladimir Putin than the one he used earlier in the week. "I don't think anybody approves of what Putin did," the Fox host said on his show Thursday night, per the Los Angeles Times . "I certainly...

Tucker Carlson in Spotlight Over His Views on Putin
Tucker Carlson in Spotlight
Over His Views on Putin
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Tucker Carlson in Spotlight Over His Views on Putin

Fox host questions the anti-Putin sentiment in 'permanent Washington'

(Newser) - Tucker Carlson is drawing a lot of attention this week for comments viewed as supportive of Vladimir Putin. In particular, the Fox News host on Tuesday questioned why "permanent Washington" hates the Russian leader so much, and the pushback against Carlson has been loud. Coverage:
  • His comments: “It
...

AOC Fires Back at 'Creep' Tucker Carlson

Fox host called Ocasio-Cortez an 'entitled white lady'

(Newser) - Two of the most high-profile figures on the left and right are swinging at each other publicly. As the Hill reports, it involves Tucker Carlson of Fox News questioning the ethnic heritage of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and AOC firing back:
  • Carlson: He said it was "absurd" AOC is considered
...

Tucker Carlson to Cruz: 'I Guess I Just Don't Believe You'

Senator walks back his 'terrorist' description of Jan. 6 riot, but Fox host doesn't buy it

(Newser) - On the eve of the anniversary of the Capitol riot this week, Ted Cruz described it as "a violent terrorist attack." On Thursday night, the GOP senator tried to walk back his use of the word "terrorist" during a grilling by Tucker Carlson on Fox News. Carlson,...

After Tucker Carlson Trailer Aired: 'Not Sure How We Can Stay'

Fox News contributors Jonah Goldberg, Stephen Hayes quit over Carlson's series about Jan. 6 riot

(Newser) - Liz Cheney, Adam Kinzinger, and Geraldo Rivera have all blasted Tucker Carlson's Patriot Purge, a controversial program about the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol that streamed on Fox Nation. Now, add two Fox News contributors to that list—or, rather, former Fox News contributors. The New York Times...

A Tucker Carlson Trailer Angers Geraldo Rivera

Trailer for upcoming Fox series raises 'false flag' theory about Jan. 6 riot

(Newser) - Trailers are meant to generate attention, and Tucker Carlson has clearly succeeded on that front. But the newly released teaser for Carlson's upcoming series for the Fox Nation streaming service also is taking flak from Fox colleague Geraldo Rivera as well as some Republican lawmakers, reports the Hill . The...

Pete Buttigieg Hits Back at Tucker Carlson

Says he won't apologize for taking paternity leave

(Newser) - Pete Buttigieg is not apologizing. That's the official word from the transportation secretary after Fox News host Tucker Carlson mocked him for taking paternity leave . "As you might imagine, we're bottle-feeding and doing it at all hours of the day and night," Buttigieg said on CNN'...

Tucker Carlson's Bread and Butter: 'White Grievance'

In deep dive into Fox host's history, 'WaPo' explores Carlson's role as the 'voice of white America'

(Newser) - From an outsider's perspective, Tucker Carlson, host of Fox News' Tucker Carlson Tonight, could be seen as a man of ambition who rose to become one of conservative media's biggest stars, now boasting a nightly audience of nearly 3 million, with millions more fans on social media. From...

New Details Emerge on Carlson's NSA Controversy

Axios reports his texts may have been 'incidentally collected' by agency

(Newser) - Last week, Tucker Carson of Fox News caused a stir by accusing the National Security Agency of spying on him and trying to get his show off the air, allegations the NSA denied . Now, a report from Jonathan Swan at Axios appears to shed light on the controversy. It seems...

NSA: No, We're Not Spying on Tucker Carlson
NSA Responds
to Tucker Carlson's
Spying Claims
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NSA Responds to Tucker Carlson's Spying Claims

Fox News host said he'd 'confirmed' that was happening, but agency says nope

(Newser) - Tucker Carlson is claiming the US government is reading his private emails in an attempt to take his show off the air. "The Biden administration is spying on us," the host of Fox News' Tucker Carlson Tonight said on Monday's show. "We have confirmed that."...

One of Reporters' Best Sources Is Their Biggest Critic

Tucker Carlson loves giving the inside scoop to journalists, writes Ben Smith

(Newser) - Tucker Carlson is always going after journalists, the group he has described as "cringing animals who are not worthy of respect." But in his latest media column for the New York Times , Ben Smith writes about what he calls one of DC's "open secrets"—Carlson...

Carlson: Call Cops If You See Kids in Masks Outdoors
Carlson's Mask Suggestion
Doesn't Go Over Well
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Carlson's Mask Suggestion Doesn't Go Over Well

He urges people to call the police and report abuse if they see children wearing them outside

(Newser) - With vaccinations increasing, the CDC on Tuesday relaxed its guidelines on when masks are needed outdoors. The push to reduce mask-wearing outside had been gaining steam of late , though Tucker Carlson took the argument to a whole new level on his Fox News show Monday night, specifically in regard to...

Carlson: If I Was Younger, I'd Consider Leaving America

He slams fellow journalists as 'cringing animals'

(Newser) - Tucker Carlson says he's so unhappy with society and the media in America that if he was a younger man, he would consider leaving. In an interview with sports website Outkick , the Fox host questioned some of his life choices and attacked his fellow journalists as "cowards" and...

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